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Hi all, i was told that there is a workshop in Box Hill that does MV's by the name of Mick Hone. Looking it up in the yellow pages it displayed only Honda,Suzuki etc.
Does anybody know more about it.

Thanks :stickpoke
 

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A guy spoke to me about this. He went to the shop and saw a 55mm polygonal socket wrench nut at the workshop. Wondered what that was for, and was told it was for the back wheel of an MV.
And they said they service MV's. But i wont take it there,as the shop deals in Japanes bikes.
Anyway thanks.
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If I was anywhere in VIC I would be going to to Brad at Moto One... http://www.moto-one.com.au/service.html
motoone are the biggest rip off i have ever seen in my life, they are the absolute worst for parts ever. Eg, i needed a right hand fairing for the bike, motoone told me there was a three month wait for it. They told me the part wasnt in stock it would be three months before it would arrive. I rang Paul feeney in Queensland, which incidently are the people moto one order from, and they said they had 110 right hand fairings in stock. (all usual crash repair stuff)Their price was $300 less than moto one, and they are in another state then me, and it still worked out $300 cheaper delieved to my door. When i confronted motoone about this, they said according to their computer no stock was available, and there was no way they could do that price. It goes to show you how crap they are.
Eg2 A service cost for my next service, which is a long way away, very long away, 6000k service was going to cost me $500, which is as you all know, an oil filter change, and top ups, etc. Peter stevens melbourne $315 all inclusive. An Mv specialist who works at home with all the tools and is an ex moto one mechanic, $185 all inclusive.....priceless. Brad and all moto one can stick it. they are absolutely pathetic. Sorry if i sould harsh., but they are the worst of the worst, and as we all know Mv riders are passionate people and i am so passionate about hating them its not funny, they are rude people, and are rip offs
 

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I've been to Peter Stevens to service the bike (Honda cbr1000).
I was not a 100% happy,as they forgot to tighten the coolant hose and other "little" things over the years.Oh well next Tue its booked at First Class Motorcycle (6000km service).See what the cost will be.The first service there i was happy and the bike going/sounds great. :rant:
 
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ive never had the bike serviced at peter stevens, i just got the price, and thought well at least they are a bit more realistic than moto-one, if you want the mv mechanic number that i use pm me.
 
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Tell us how you really feel :stickpoke :toothless

i feel very pissed towards them, my feelings towards them are the same as the Americans towards governator arnie
 

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Please, please, please, if you live in Melbourne, do not EVER take your MV for service at Moto One. DDMV knows of my issues with them, and as for Brad, nice guy, but not worth a mechanics bootlace.
 
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Please, please, please, if you live in Melbourne, do not EVER take your MV for service at Moto One. DDMV knows of my issues with them, and as for Brad, nice guy, but not worth a mechanics bootlace.
i second that
moto-one, baaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddddddddddd
very bad
infact, to put it politely, they suck
 

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All this moto-one dislike is interesting.

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and as for Brad, nice guy, but not worth a mechanics bootlace.
I can understand dislike/dissatisfaction with a bike shop as I'm not happy with my local (and only in my State) MV dealer but I've spoken with Brad a couple of times and read the contributions he has made in JamesC's FAQ (and also know that James regards him highly) he strikes me as a very competent and knowledgable professional and was a while back seriously considering sending him my bike from interstate.

Can you please elaborate on your quote as I'm interested to know how you arrived at this opinion.
 

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Brad and his team do most of the work on mine....simply because there's no one else to trust in Melbourne.
They are expensive compared to others though....

I bought mine secondhand from Peter Stevens...and the forks had been dropped for the owner who was short.
I asked them to put it back to stock before I picked it up.
I picked it up and rode it home...when i got all the bolts bracing the steering head upper and lower casting to the folks were loose {12 in total}...2 had fallen out !!! I could have killed myself.
They explained that their apprentice has been given the job to alter the ride height on the MV....."why would you let a kid touch an exotic bike !! "
Anyway..bike has never been back there.

So,yes....MotoOne are expensive, they're rude at times.....etc.
But at least they service and maintain the bike properly, even if it costs more...
 

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MVF4SR, I noticed you have been online since my last post but did not responded to it. Maybe you did not have the time or did not check this thread but I am interested in hearing what experience(s) led you to your opinion of Brads skills.
 

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Sorry Rockethouse, I've been working interstate and have not had the time to reply.

My first 2 services, 1k and 6k were at Moto one and also asked him to check the tune up when the bike was in for a new clutch. At every service I asked for the bike to be set up correctly to factory specs because I felt that it was not right because it would viciously backfire and shoot flames out the exhaust and stall a lot. Each time he said he had fixed it and it was right. When I took it to the Dave Stewart at 1st Class motorcycles he said that every setting was 180 degrees arse about. The ECU had been played with also apparently.

Normally I would take those claims from another mechanic with a grain of salt but when I first rode it after the service it was like a completely different bike. No more backfire, no more stalling (well almost!!) and running as sweet as a nut.

I just has the feeling that he was not able to decifer the information that the instruments would tell him. I had a lot more issues with Moto one which were not due to Brad, but the whole relationship was very dissappointing.

The worst of it was that they are all really nice people at Moto one and the sales process was very good. Depending on the deal, of course, I would probably still buy a bike from them but would never get it serviced there.

I just left it at 3 strikes and your out with my bike. I am very satisfied with Dave Stewart as my service agent.
 

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Joe...MotoOne have a history of not being able to tune MV's correctly. I doubt whether it's Brads fault...I dont even think the boss there will folk out the money for the proper telemetry gear for MV's...
I had to rely on one of Paul Feeney's best guy when he was in Melb to get mine done properly...

The fuel/air mixture has never been touched by MotoOne since.
 
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